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Estate Guava Spiced Hot Mulled Wine with Natural Citrus Rim Sugar

Kick up this cozy, festive drink with a float of Grand Marnier and Citrus Rim Sugar. Freshly harvested estate guavas are the secret ingredient to make this your original recipe.

Recipe by: Gabrielle

SERVES: 8

Wine Pairing: Gabrielle Collection Vertex Cuvée Red Wine Blend 620, California

REP TIME: 15 minutes ,COOKING TIME: 40 minutes, TOTAL TIME: 55 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups apple cider, unfiltered
  • 2 cups distilled or filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp. tangerine zest (juice tangerines prior zesting)
  • 2 Tbsp. orange zest, then cut half of orange into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp. Meyer or regular lemon zest
  • 1 pouch 5.5 oz. GC Napa Valley Natural Wine Country Mulling Spices
  • ¾ cup GC Napa Valley Natural Guava Sugar
  • ¾ cup tangerine juice, freshly squeezed or bottled
  • 2 bottles 750 ml. Gabrielle Collection Vertex Cuvée Red Wine Blend 620, California
  • 1 pouch 7 oz. GC Napa Valley Natural Citrus Rim Sugar
  • 8 Tbsp. Grand Marnier (orange-scented cognac liquor), divided

TO PREPARE

  1. Heat apple cider, water, three citrus zests, and Mulling Spices in a stainless steel pot (not aluminum). Simmer 45 minutes on low heat to extract flavors.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high. Add Guava Sugar and stir to dissolve sugar, approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Lower heat to medium. Add tangerine juice and Vertex Cuvée Red Wine Blend 620. Bring to a gentle simmer, not a boil, for 10 minutes to flavor the wine.
  4. Strain Spiced Mulled Wine into a heat-proof pitcher.
  5. Prepare serving glasses: Mound Citrus Rim Sugar on a flat plate or in a bowl that is a larger diameter than the serving glasses. Moisten the rim of each glass with an orange wedge then dip firmly into the sugar once or twice. Set aside.

TO SERVE

Using a funnel, carefully pour the Hot Spiced Mulled Wine into the center of 8 decorative holiday glasses or plain white mugs. Avoid hitting the sugared rim with wine. Drizzle a float of 1 Tbsp. Grand Marnier over the Mulled Wine in each glass/mug.

SHOPPING LIST

  • 1 quart apple cider, unfiltered
  • 1 bottle 16 fl. oz. distilled or filtered water
  • 3 large tangerines or 4-5 small tangerines
  • 1 orange
  • 1 Meyer or regular lemon
  • 1 bottle tangerine juice, 6 fl. oz. needed (or juice the fresh tangerines)
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